I am a newish investor from Columbia, MD. I have townhouse that I've rented out for the past 4 years and am looking to buy another investment property by next summer. I'd love to find people in my area to connect with.
welcome to the site.
Welcome to BP @Sandra Holt There are a lot of members here from the greater DC Balltimore area and several in Columbia.
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I grew up 20 minute from Columbia area. Starting with your personal property is a fantastic way to get started in real estate.
You might want to look into short sales. As investors we specialize in short sales. They are my FAVORITE type of investment. While they have their own "special spice of hardness". They are a great way to get your foot in the door at a cheaper price. So your money goes farther.
We are buy and hold investors who invest in class A properties self-managing from a distance while working full time. So we do work on furthering our careers. We live very frugally allowing us to live off of one income and save the other. We have further our career and used the W2 income to leverage our real estate portfolio.
I highly recommend you also check out- the blogs, forums and listen to the podcasts. If you see a post you enjoy check out the persons signature. As many of us have created resources around our niche (websites, blogs, etc) so checking out the signature is a great to get more information. Make sure you don't miss out on networking is by filling out your signature, profile and pming people with questions.
Look forward to seeing you around! Let me know if I can help! Good luck!!!
Aren't you happy to have found this gem that is BiggerPockets? Welcome! I hope you accomplish all your current goals and so many more.
Wow, thanks so much to everyone for the warm welcome and great advice!
Welcome to BP! It is good to see another Marylander joining. I work the lower Montgomery County region if you ever want to connect and exchange thoughts and ideas or if you are researching projects closer to the DC metro area I'd be happy to help. Have a great 2015!
Welcome @Sandra Holt I am looking to connect with others from Maryland as well. If you are ever interested in the Anne Arundel county area I would love to try and help in any way.
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Welcome to BP Sandra! I'm basically next door in Laurel and I shop the Columbia area as well. Good luck with your search for 2015 and please do reach out if you need.
Welcome to BP! Columbia is a great area! There are a couple meetup groups in your area you might want to check out. Good luck on your search!
Hi @Mark Sidorczuk , can you post those groups please? I'm not sure I know about them myself. Most appreciated if you would!
Welcome @Sandra Holt . There are a lot of active members on this forum from the DMV area that I am sure you will get to meet. We also have a monthly Meetup in DC focused on real estate investing. The link to the meetup is on my profile page if you ever want to network. Good luck with all your plans.
@ Andraise Scott here are couple meetup groups in our area. Just google them. Also go to meetup.com and you can find a bunch of other groups. Just be careful because some of them are trying to sell you a program.
- BWI meetup (I've heard a lot of great things about this meetup group. I plan on attending the next meeting.)
- Baltimore REIA
- Traction REIA ( I haven't gone to this one, but a coworker of mine finds it helpful. They do offer a bootcamp, which makes me a bit suspicious.)
@Andraise Scott I'll also be at the BWI MeetUp on the 14th. You can find more information by just googling BWI Investor MeetUp.
Hey @Sandra Holt welcome to the site!
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